The Mid-Autumn festival dates back to the Rice Civilization of the Red River delta, over 4,000 years ago. It is fantastic and charming with its history. It is held on the 15th day on the 8th lunar month in the middle of autumn and it is celebrated for a whole day.
Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations will be held from tomorrow until September 19 at Kim Ngan Communal House, 42-44 Hang Bac Street, Dong Lac Communal House at 38 Hang Dao Street and Heritage House at 87 Ma May Street in Hanoi.
Organizers will display folk toys such as star lantern, humming top, masks and to he (toy figurine – a traditional toy for children in Vietnam which is made from glutinous rice powder in form of edible figurine such as animals, flowers or characters in folk stories) made of paper or wood.
Moreover, artisans will instruct kids to make traditional toys from natural materials helping them to discover the nation’s traditional culture and values.
The highlight of the program is to reproduce a traditional Mid-Autumn festival of a Hanoian family and a Dong Ho painting exhibition themed on children at the Heritage House.
The program is organized by Hanoi’s Old Quarter Management Board with an aim to preserve and develop traditional cultural features as well as to promote the old quarter to tourists.
The celebrations will start at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Kim Ngan Communal House. Activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. during the festival.
Besides that, there is a big program is organize for this Festival in Binh Dinh. Thousands of children gathered at Vietnam’s largest mid-autumn lantern parade festival in Phan Thiet city on September 17.
The festival was recognized a Vietnamese record by the Vietnam Book of Records (Vietbooks) and received the Guide Award for the most spectacular and successful cultural festival in the local tourism sector.
According to the organizing board, this year’s lanterns have been vividly designed with ideas originating from fairy tales. Especially, thousands of small lanterns using wax instead of batteries have been made by nearly 3,000 students from 30 primary and high schools in the city.
The event has created a healthy playground for them in celebration of the mid-autumn festival. It is one of five traditional festivals regularly held in Binh Thuan to promote local trademarks to both local and foreign visitors.
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